Blind "Cyclope" in a maze at EPFL / Switzerland. Moving with Braitenberg-style activation rules and a small FSM.
The Cyclope is a low cost didactic robot, with a nice set of sensors for doing students labs on assembly language and sensor drivers.
The version on the picture is an enhanced Cycloped based on the "RokEPXA" card developped at EPFL. The FPGA is an Altera EPXA1. RokEPXA is a minimal board using A-BUS compatible power-supply. RokEPXA replaces old main boards RokHC12 and Rok68 of the robot Cyclope and opens a new era. Altera EPXA integreted circuit contains an "hardcore" ARM922T processor system and a FPGA. This board can not only be used with the robot Cyclope but in many others applications. Now, it's possible to build a multi-processor system using Altera NIOS "softcore" processor system in FPGA, for example.
More info here : http://lapwww.epfl.ch/dev/arm/index.php?presentation
Picture taken by Dake
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